Public invited to unveiling of Briddletown interpretive sign

The public is invited to join the Worcester County Commissioners as they unveil the Briddletown Interpretive Sign on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. on Flower Street beside Stephen Decatur Middle School (SDMS).

The new interpretive sign maps the development of the Briddletown community, which is located east of the Town of Berlin and dates back to 1866.

“Typically folks in the tourism industry are considered storytellers, and we think this is a chance to tell an important story and also make some connections between the existing historic sites in the vicinity,” Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger said. “Historic markers identify heritage sites of significance, such as the birthplace of Reverend Dr. Charles Albert Tindley, who penned ‘Stand By Me,’ which Ben E. King later made famous, and ‘We Shall Overcome,’ which became the civil rights anthem,” Challenger said. “Worcester County is home to courageous individuals. Their contributions are part of the fabric of our community. These panels document segments of Worcester County history that might have gone untold and make that history readily available to us today.”

The Briddletown sign is part of a larger collection of African American Interpretive Panels that identify sites of historic significance to Worcester County that serve to educate the public and preserve local history.

For more information, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.